Perennials for Various Uses

Long blooming perennials
Easy perennials
Shade perennials
Ground cover perennials
Perennials for damp soil

Drought tolerant perennials
Perennials for hummingbirds
Perennials for butterflies


Perennial for Shades

The following perennials prefer shade, or are shade-tolerant    
       
Scientific Name Common Name Prefers  Shade  Bloom Period
    Shade Tolerant  
Anemone japonica Japanese Anemone Aug-Sept
Anemone sylvestris Snowdrop Anemone   May-June
Aquilegia Columbine   May-June
Aruncus Goat's Beart   June-July
Astilbe Astilbe   June-July
Brunnera macrophylla Perennial Forget-me-not   May-June
Carex Sedge   grown for foliage
Chasmanthium Northern Sea Oats   June-November
Cimicifuga Bug Bane   July-Sept
Deschampsia Tufted Hair Grass   June
Dicentra eximia Fringed Bleeding Heart   May-Oct
Dicentra spectabilis Old-fashioned Bleedint Hrt   May-June
Digitalis Foxglove   May-July
Epimedium Barrenwort   April-May
Ferns Ferns   grown for foliage
Gallium odoratum Sweet Woodruff   white
Geranium maculatum Wild Geranium   May-June
Hakonechloa Japanese Hakone Grass   grown for foliage
Helleborus hybrids Lenten Rose   March-May
Heuchera Coralbells   May-July
Heucherella Foamy Bells   May-July
Hosta Hosta   June-Aug
Kirengoshoma Wax Bells   Aug-Sept
Lamium Dead Nettle   May-Sept
Lamiastrum Yellow Archangel   May-June
Ligularia Ligularia   July-Aug
Lobelia Cardinal Flower   July-Sept
Lysimachia Loosestrife   June-Aug
Persicaria Knotweed   Aug-Sept
Polemonium Jacob's Ladder   May-June
Primula Primrose   April-June
Pulmonaira Lungwort   April-May
Rodgersia Rodgersia   June
Thalictrum Meadow Rue   May, Aug
Tiarella Foam Flower   April-Sept
Tradescantia Spiderwort   June-Sept
Tricyrtis Toad Lily   Sept-Oct
Trollius Globe Flower   May-June
Viola Violet   May-June